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Plays of the Irish National Theatre. 

On Thursday afternoon, January 25th, 
four plays of the Irish National Theatre 
were pr< sented at the Colonial Theatre. 
Mr. Clayton D. Gilbert of the Emerson 
School of Oratory trained the cast, which 
was composed of students of this school, 
aided by children from Miss Dougherty's 
Children's Stock Company. 

The first play was "The Saxon Shillin' ' 
by Patrick Colum, It took us into the 
blank misery of the Kearney's cottage in 
the west of Ireland, with the pall of a 
rainy noonday intensifying the atmos- 
phere We learn of the oppression which 
the father had suffered as a Fenian, the 
disgrace of the brother Hugh's joining the 
red-coats, and the menace of eviction, 
through the two sisters Prighid and Mag-gie. 
They are interrupted by the brother him- 
self who offers them "Saxon shillins" for 
the rent which is due. With intense feel- 
ing the sisters refuse. Upon this scene 
enters Farelly, the landlord's agent who 
too is dependent upon the landlord's 
Saxon shillin's. He warns Kearney of 
suspect by his regiment; the bugle call of 
the red-coats sound. Then follows the 
approach of the guard. Kearney dashes 
off his uniform, curses the landlord and 
Saxons, takes his father's gun and goes 
out to protect his sisters. A cry is heard 
The brother falls into the bare room shot 
through. This is one impression of the 
horror of an eviction to the Irish tenant 
the poverty and despair. No doubt this 
is even to-day one of the social problems 
in Ireland. The Anti-English spirit, the 
principle of independence which was 
nrominent in the galleries, as well as on 
the floor, applauded patriotically, while, if 
the aliens did not find every point clear, 
they too gave approval for the subjective 
manner in which the actors handled their 
parts. Miss Beulah Dix, one of the Rad- 
cliffe writers, as Brighid Kearney gave an 
interpretation which was careful and sym- 

'The Lost Saint," a mystery play 
written by Dr. Douglass Hyde followed. 
The scene was in the stone-walled teaching 
room of a monastery, a very long time ago. 
Rows of benches were filled with small 
children with their bare thin legs hanging 
over the edge. At the desk before them 
sat a teacher in a long flowing robe. Thev 
recited lines from the poems of the long 
lost saint, Angus Ceile. There comes in an 
old man with a round wooden bowl. He 
picks the crumbs which have fallen from 
their meal to give to the little birds. As 
the poem is recited, Conall ashy-eyed boy, 

blunders, the master rebukes! him and 
names him half-witted, and bids him stay 
within until the poem is learned. During 
the rece-s Conall falls upon the 
wooden seat .and weeps. To him 
comes the old man with soothing hand 
and voice, and askes a prayer from God 
on the "soft lad," to aid him in his memo- 
ry, and "clear the mist from his mind." 
Just as the old man had cared for the 
smallest birds, gathering seeds and crumbs, 
so he comforts the little boy. When the 
recess is over the teacher, with the smallest 
boy climging to his robe, overhears the 
prayer and scorns the power of the white 
haired man. Then the child awakens, 
speaks of the vision which came to him, 
and clearly recites the whole sacred poem. 
Dismayed, shamed, the teacher recognizes 
the Lost Saint in the familiar old man 
and falls upon his knees. 

T he play in spirit of faith, of power 
was most successful of all the plays. It 
possessed a high feeling of color and a deep 
sense of mystery. It flamed with the 
Celtic imagination. The excellent work 
by Mr. Lambert as an old man added to 
the charm of the impression. 

Between the acts the orchestra played 
a strain of sea-music to introduce the 
next play. 

Mr. J. M. Synge who wrote the folk- 
tragedy "Riders to the Sea" touched the 
same strain that Miss Rickert did in the 
beginning of "The Reapers," that motif of 
the relentlessness and fascination of the 
sea. He gave us one definite concrete 
example — Maurya mourning "nigh dead 
with tears" over the death of her son 
Michael. Bartlev, the youngest son, as his 
father before him intends to go to sea. to be 
gone as he reassures his mother "for three, 
or for four, or for five days" and dressing 
in Michael's old shirt starts to set out 
His mother begs him to remain, to be 
the only man, to build the coffin all of 
white boards from Connemarra for her. 
Kathleen and Nora plead for Maurya to 
give Bartlev her speed well; and when he 
has left without it, they place the hot cake 
they have been baking, in the mother's 
arms, place the stick from Galway in her 
hands and urge her out to him. She 
returns shaken by the vision she has seen 
of Michael, galloping on his mare. Her 
stick drops and her eyes grow bright She 
runs down the long line of men from that 
fishing hut, the father, and his sire and 
the seven sons — all are swallowed by the 
the sea — some were found and some were 
not, she croons and tears at her gray robe. 
The sound of moaning voices, first afar off 
as the wash of the sea then nearer, it comes. 
A crowd of mourners, men, women and 
children drag in ; four men bear in the body 

of Bartlev. who has just been drowned. 
Maurya with the coat and socks of Michael 
pressed to her breast as if it they were a 
child, shrieks and prays at this sight 
of her son. No hope, no happiness, 
nothing but bitterness and mournful 
sorrow falls upon the scene. The 
extreme simplicity constitutes the 
forcefulness and intensity of this tragedy. 
Stirring, it was, as a bit of the sorrow of 
life in its naked truth put before our eyes. 
The strongest effect was secured 
before the mourners had arrived, when 
Maurya was tossed and cut by her grief 
and foreboding. This was better managed 
than the latter part, which was far too 
long drawn ou t 

One may well earnestly desire that such 
a well rounded artistic phase of life might 
be produced here in America. We are 
a nation old enough, and enough united 
m growth to justify any attempt. \\ e 
must have playwrites with latent power 
to discover and lay before us certain pas- 
sionate, intense phases of our own Ameri- 
can life, even as forceful and inspiring as 
the plavs of the Irish National Theatre. 
Clyde Fitch is satisfied to be merely sa- 
tirical against the conventional city 
life. Angustus Thomas writes with a 
lighter and less deliberate stroke. Both 
write for the theatre-goer, whose only de- 
sire is novelty and amusement not home- 
ly, raw every day scenes of every day life. 

The spell of the sea is not dispelled by 
the last play, a rollicking comedv in one 
act by Dr. Hyde called "The Twisting of 
the Rope." In fact the charm of this play the dances beginning and ending the 
scene, — dances bright with pretty mavou- 
neens and Sheamuses, — interrupted by 
Hanrahan, the wild old bard who straight- 
way wins the love of Oona, the daughter 
of the house. The wily trick and artifice, 
dear to the Celtic mind which has Cuchul- 
lain ever in memory, is used by Sheamus 
to rid the house of the engaging bard. The 
twisting of the rope by which the comedy 
gains its name is proposed to the poet, who 
boastful and scornful of all Clouts in Min- 
ster assays the twisting of the hay in the 
rope, at the end of which he walk's back- 
wards through the door. It is shut upon 
him. The trick is played! They think 
of him no more. Oona is reconciled 
to Sheamus, her betrothed, joins in 
the dance, and all is gay with the 
music of bag-pipe and flying feet. The 
neighbour Sheela who comes to the dame 
and urges the trick upon Hanrahan is vary 
amusing and delightful as played by Miss 
Eacker' The color, the flaming red of the 
traditional Irish cloak, which one fair- 

(Concluded on Page 2.) 


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Dear College News: 

Is it not possible to have an orchestra 
at Wellesley? 1 believe that it is possible 
and at a small expenditure of time, too. 
Can we not do what they do at Smith and 
Vassar? If any student who can play an 
instrument of the symphony orchestra will 
send me her name and the name of the in- 
strument, we can make a beginning. Are 
there any students now in College who are 
willing to learn the Flute. Clarinet. Viola 
or 'Cello? 

Yours for progress, 

II. C. Macdougall. 
The News was very much pleased to 
receive this letter from Mr. Macdougall. 
The recent lectures on the brass and wood- 
wind of the modern orchestra have brought 
a better understanding and a closer in- 
terest in this phase of musical expression 
to those of us who were so fortunate as to 
hear them. With the new interest, comes 
the desire for a nearer acquaintance with, 
and a more frequent enjoyment of or- 
chestral music, and the possibilities for 
adequate realization of this desire, sug- 
gested in Mr. Macdougall' s letter, promise 
a vast amount of profit and pleasure 
to the college community. We can all 
appreciate the freshness and new scope of 
musical interest which the opening _ of 
this hitherto unexplored wealth of musical 
composition would bring tolfour little 
world. And why may we'* not realize 
this ambition, if other colleges have done 
so? Must we acknowledge inferiority in 
this respect, as we already have to Vassar 




and Smith in the numbers and enthusiasm 
of their Silver Bay delegations; to Holyoke 
and Radcleffe in well equipped library 
buildings; to Smith in the opportunity 
for increased social activity offered by its 
Students' Building and for the study of 
French in its "French House ?" 

It would appear that a moderate ex- 
penditure of interest and time would be 
repaid by a great gain for the college in 
musical development. With the realiza- 
tion of this end in view, we beg a speedy, 
and enthusiastic response to Mr. Macdou- 
gall' s kind suggestion. 

(Continued from Page i.) 

Plays of the Irish National Theatre. 

haired dancer flung out over her shoulders 
as she was spun about by her partner, and 
the yellow, buff and brown suits of th/> boys, 
the light heartiness and happy sp t with 
which the children danced tb curls 
up and down, raced here and the made 
this last picture of Irish life very < . plete. 
The acting did prove, after the lust two 
plays, amateurish and crude, and the stage 
setting carelessly managed — yet the im- 
pressions were keen, effective and con- 
nected as incidents in life often happen to 
be, and as varied, filling us with wonder 
at the intensity of feeling the sense of the 
whole which we carried away. 

The opportunity of seeing these plays 
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well for the many girls who did not see 
them, to realize their value, as exam- 
ples of modern play craft, and as pro- 
ductions of the spirit of the Gaelic League 
whose leader was so warmly welcomed a 
short time ago at Wellesley. 

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Wednesday, January 31, 4.20-5 P.M., recital in Billings Hall 

by students of the Music Department 
Thursday, February 1, regular mid-week prayer meeting of 

the Christian Association. 
Saturday, February 4, at 7.30 P.M., in the Barn, Senior Barn- 
Sunday, February 4. services in Houghton Memorial Chapel. 

Sermon by President Charles Cuthbert Hall of the Union 

Theological Seminary. 

7 P.M., address under the auspices of the Missionary Com 

mittee of the Christian Association. 
Monday, February 5, at 7.30 P.M., in Billings Hall, a concert, 

"Echoes from the Balkans," by Rev. William W. Sleeper 

and Mrs. May Sleeper Ruggles. 


The Scribblers' Club met in the Agora House, Friday, Janu- 
ary 19. Miss Warren read. 

A luncheon for the members of the class of 1905 who were 
visiting College over Sunday, January 21, was given in the 
Phi Sigma House, Monday, January 22. The following is the 
list of those present: Ida Ellison, Carolyn P. Nelson, Helen M. 
Norton, Sarah J. Woodward, Maria L. Dowd, Helen L. Robert- 
son, Edith L. Ball, Mabel E. Emerson, Agnes H. Smith, Geor- 
gina W. Sillcox, Ellen R. Manchester, Isabel C. Brown, Laura 
A. Hibbard, Ethel Sullivan, Abbie S. Condit, Nellie A. Hubbs, 
Elizabeth R. Camp, Bessie C. Champney, Jane S.I Eaton, Flora 
1 lumphrey. 

The Graduate Club held an informal social meeting at the 
Tau Zeta Epsilon House on Tuesday evening, January 23, 
1 9 o 6 . 

A meeting of the Alliance Francaise was held in the Shakes- 
peare House, Monday evening, January 29. The fourth and 
fifth acts of the "Bourgeois Gentilhomme " were given. 

On Tuesday, January 30, the Debate Club held an open 
meeting. The meeting took the form of a board to arbitrate 
the Troy strike. A more detailed account will appear in the 
next issue of the News. 

Professor Woodbridge of Columbia University gave a very 
interesting lecture on "Evolution and Intelligence" before the 
Philosophy Club and members of the Department on 
Wednesday evening, January 24. 

The mid-week prayer meeting on January 25 was led by 
Sarah E. Eustis, 1906. The subject for the evening was: What 
have we learned from the Bible study this year? 

Professor Whiting lectured at Mt. Holyoke College on the 
evening of January 25 on "New Radiations." The lecture was 
illustrated by experiments and by lantern slides. President 
Wooley invited the members of the science faculty and the 
Wellesley graduates, five in number, who are members of her 
faculty, to meet Professor Whiting at dinner. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton entertained the Musical Theory 14 
Class at their home on Thursday evening, January 25, 1906. 
Mr. Foster of Providence gave some delightful violin selections. 

A meeting of the Social Study Circle was held in the Art 
Building, Friday evening, January 26. 





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Now that winter has ceased to be the subject of raillery, and 
ice is forming about the edges of Lake Waban, it is to be trusted 
that each one of us will have but one thought in mind — the Ice 
Carnival! So when one of the martyrs upon the Carnival Com- 
mittee stealthily draws near a room showing signs of habita- 
tion, and apologetically broaches the subject 01 contribution 
to that worthy object, let us not listen too grievously, but in- 
stead interrupt the plea with generous opulence. S. G. 


In our vise of the trolleys about Wellesley, we are brought, 
more than in any other way, in contact witn all classes 01 the 
community; what the community thinks 01 us is hard to say. 
We enter a Natick car, for instance, either alonu or in groups, 
too often hatless, sometimes in a sweater and lurs; it is out lew 
of us who go properly hatted and coated, quietly and demurely. 
Of the people of the community who smile at the thoughtless- 
ness of the college girls we need think but little ; but tnere are 
many who may not take so limited a view. On the car there 
are, perhaps, two or three young women who have been teach- 
ing in district schools during the day ; they are laughing and 
talking happily enough among themselves, when suddenly in 
comes a college girl. The talking ceases, or continues only at 
half speed; they become self-conscious, instinctively compar- 
ing themselves with the newcomer. It is inevitable that tnese 
young women should feel the advantages of the Wellesley girl; 
her very lack of self-consciousness they perhaps misconstrue 
as conscious superiority. It is not to be desired that, it we 
happen to be in a group of our friends, our conversation falls 
entirely on "exams ' and "cuts" and other purely college sub- 
jects; if we are alone, we devour the Riverside Edition ot Spen- 
ser's "Faerie Queen" with Wellesley written on the cover, — 
perhaps we lay it down beside us with the Wellesley side up- 
permost. And we continually make ourselves conspicuous by 
going about hatless. 

Girls, instead of blindly following this conspicuous habit, 
instead of flaunting the name of Wellesley everywhere, instead 
of claiming the "license" which we consider our due as college 
girls, let us make all with whom we come in contact — from the 
teachers in the district schools and the old man opposite, who 
has been in the stock-yards, to the woman in the corner with a 
dozen bundles and two babies — let us make them all feel a 
friendly respect for the girls who are here to learn to be women 
of culture and tenderness. To be thoughtful is only doing our 
part to remove the idea of the bread-winners that the mental 
workers are unfeeling parasites. The name of Wellesley means 
to these people simply what we, in words and actions, make it 
mean; why flaunt it? T. 1908. 


Elevator etiquette in the world at large is an uncertain and 
varying quality. In the department store it is a thing unknown 
and even in hotels and business houses of good standing a sur- 
prising amount of rudeness is to be observed in the jostle be- 
fore the door. Since our return from vacation, the new elevator 
has been running, and, except in the morning after chapel, or 
at noon, it can easily accommodate all who wish to enter. At 
these times, however, there is ni_>.d lor courtesy. If this brief 
foreword may have the proverbial effect of "a word to the 
wise" a precedent may be established which will make pushing 
and crowding a social impossibility. L. 

In almost every recitation at College Hall, there comes a 
moment where the instructor's voice is drowned by an ambi- 
tious orator or songstress in the corridor. Of course, we college 
girls try to have broad interests; we try to listen with equal at- 
tention to a discussion on ethics or a recital of Mary Smith's 
last letter from home, but we do appreciate it when our atten- 
tion is allowed to concentrate on one thing at a time. As it is, 
we leave class with most varied gleanings of knowledge : — Les- 
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in Germany — somebody out in the hall hasn't seen somebody 
else for ages — he opposed Gottshed — English 2 has just had 
the most awful quiz — he had a very broad knowledge of classic- 
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her rubbers yesterday! Would it be possible for communi- 
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other than the College Hall corridors, at some other time than 
during recitation periods? Could not the charming render- 
ings of "Dearie" and "Everybody works but Father" be re- 
served for centre, between classes, when all the assembled 
faculty and students could enjoy them? We do not in the least 
advocate a total suppression of joyous exuberance — merely a 
regard for the old adage, "a place for everything and every- 
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On Sunday evening, January 28, an interesting musical pro- 
gram was given at the vesper service. Mr. Macdougall played 
the slow movement from Schubert's Unfinished Symphony; and 
the choir sang "By the Waters of Babylon," by Neidlinger, and 
Barnby's anthem, "Abide with me," the soloists being Miss 
Legg and Miss Williams. 

At Billings Hall, at 4.20 on the afternoon of Wednesday, 
January 31, the students of the Music Department will render 
the following program : 
Piano : 

Gavotte in B flat Handel 

Miss Dorothy Hinds, iqoq. 
Voice : 

"She wears a Rose in her Hair" Hawley 

"At Parting" Rogers 

" For me the Jasmine Buds Unfold " Beach 

"Miss Edith Flickinger, 1906. 
Piano : 

" In April " Tschaikowski 

Miss Anna Dickinson, iqo6. 
Voice : 

"Peacefully Slumber" Randegger 

Miss Elizabeth Goddard, 1906. 
(With violin obligato by Miss Alice Chase, 1906.) 
Piano : 

First movement from Concerto in C minor Beethoven 

(With second piano accompaniment.) 
Miss Mabel J. Bowden, 1906. 

On Monday evening, February 5, an unusually interesting 
concert will be given at Billings Hall, by Mrs. May Sleeper Rug- 
gles and the Rev. William Washburn Sleeper. The program 
will be "Echoes from the Balkans," and will consist of Bul- 
garian folk-songs and national airs. During his five years' 
residence in Bulgaria, Mr. Sleeper has made extensive collec- 
tions of this fascinating music, most of which is unpublished, 
and is handed down from generation to generation in oral 
form. The opportunity offered us in this concert is one greatly 
to be appreciated from an intellectual standpoint as well as 
from the point of view of purely aesthetic enjoyment. 


Far out in old Atlantic, Mrs. Gulf Stream one fine day, 
Decided to move westward, full forty miles, they say; 
So she trundled her young wavelets in, and said, "I've come 
to stay.'' 

And when she came near Boston land, she took the coast by 

She was Neptune's descendent, so her manners were "good 

form , ' ' 
And they gave her a reception exceptionally warm. 

And Wellesley showed warm friendship and greeted her with 

Sprouted out at once as fresh and green as you could please, 
While Glee-Club birds sang sweetly 'neath budding Alum- 
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The campus bloomed in Easter hats most flowery, — quite the 

Cousin Lake Waban "broke the ice," in one tremendous fling; 
The elevator gambolled like a woolly lamb in spring. 

The heating-plant alone stayed cold. — then burned with jeal- 
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The Brass Instruments of the Symphony Orchestra. 

The lecture of January 17, on the instruments of the Sym- 
phony Orchestra, was continued by Professor Macdougall on 
the afternoon of January 25. The subject for the afternoon's 
consideration was the Brass of the Symphony Orchestra; these 
are the trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba and French horn 

The trumpet is one of the most ancient of instruments, strong 
and exceedingly brilliant in tone. It is the soprano among the 
brass instruments. The cornet is a modern instrument, often 
substituted for the trumpet; but its tone-quality, although 
very like that of the trumpet, is more metallic and less pleasing. 

The trombone, also very ancient, is capable, like the stringed 
instruments, of the finer shades of intonation; it is noble, 
powerful in tone, with great dynamic range; the tenor or bass 
of the brass instruments. 

The tuba is much less ancient than the instruments above 
mentioned; it is comparatively recent, having been invented 
by Adolphe Sax in the last century. This instrument is the 
deep bass of the brass instruments. It is capable of produc- 
ing very low tones, but tones which are, at the same time, 
deep, round and full. 

Most beautiful and pleasing in tone of all the brass instru- 
ments, is the French horn, an instrument very much coiled 
and recoiled upon itself, possessing about fourteen feet of tube 
length if turned into a straight line. Its tone is beautiful])' 
round, soft and full. It is the alto or tenor of the brass of the 
( tivhestra. 

Professor Macdougall was assisted in this lecture, as in the 
previous one, by Associate Professor Hamilton at the piano- 
forte, and by members of the Boston Symphony, Messrs. M. Hess, 
French horn; C. Merrill, trumpet and cornet; L. Hampe, trom- 
bone; J. F. Dworak, tuba. 

The illustrative selections chosen »vere as follows: 

1. Fra Diavolo (with pianoforte). 
Cornet and Trumpet: 

2. Piece, "Rosary," Nevin (with pianoforte) 
Trombone : 

3. Positions (without pianoforte). To show method of ma- 

nipulation and tone production. 

4. Piece (with pianoforte). 
French Horn. 

5. Der Freischutz (with pianoforte). 
Tuba : 

Extract from Overture to Meistersinger (with horn and 

Extract from Overture to Tannhauser (with trombone 

and horn). 
Horn solo (with pianoforte). 
Chorale (tuba, trumpet, horn and trombone). 
Walhalla Theme from Die Walkurie (trumpet horn, 

trombone, tuba. 
Extract from the Ride of the Walkyries (trombone, 

tuba, with pianoforte). 



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Column will contain items of interest about members of the Fac- 
ulty, past and present, and former students. 

The small number of Alumna? subscribing for the Wellesley 
Magazine without the College News makes it seem advisable 
not to repeat hereafter, in the Magazine, short, personal items 
which have already been printed in the News. All official 
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contain a brief mention of items given in detail in the Magazine. 

The Alumnae column of the Magazine seems the appropriate 
place for the discussion of all doings of Wellesley women which 
are of more than passing interest. The Alumnae and Faculty 
are accordingly asked to send to the Alumnae editor accounts of 
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The Colorado Wellesley Club held the regular annual Holiday 
Luncheon on Saturday, December 30 The New York Wellesley 
Club met for its annual luncheon on January 20. with Miss Haz- 
ard, Miss Darlington, Mrs. Craigie ("John Oliver Hobbes") 
and others as guests. 

Dr. Julia Bissell, 1886, is in charge of the "College Creche," 
in Buffalo, a day nursery under the charge of the A. C. A. Her 
address is 72Q Washington Street, Buffalo. 

Miss Caroline R. Fletcher, 1889, of the department of Latin, 
is to take a partv of college women through Europe next summer, 
under the auspices of the Bureau of University Travel, Boston. 
Miss Fletcher, who is now in Rome studying at the American 
School, is to spend the spring traveling in Northern Europe and 
England, and will meet the party in Liverpool the last of June. 
The route followed will be through England, across Europe to 
Italy, then by steamer to places of interest on the Mediterranean, 
and home from Naples. At different points on the journey, 
the members of this party have the opportunity of hearing 
lectures on subjects connected with the places visited, by such 
men as Lorado Taft, the sculptor, of Chicago, and Dr. Babcock 
of Berlin. 

Miss Mabel T. Wellman, 1895, is still teaching in Rockford 
College, Rockford, Illinois, in the department of Chemistry and 
Home Economics She has also been studying Chemical Theory 
in the University of Chicago, and has taken a course in Household 
Management under Dean Talbot and one in Sociology of the 
Family, for the sake of its application in Home Economics. 

Miss Clara Louise Alden, 1897, is studying at the University 
of Colorado. Her address is 1121 13th Street, Boulder, Colorado 

Miss Francis Rousmaniere, 1000, spent part of last summer 
as matron of one of the girl's houses at the George Junior Repub- 
lic, and speaks enthusiastically of the inspiration of the life 
there, Miss Rousmaniere is studying again at Radcliffe this vear, 
and hopes to take her doctor's degree in June. Her work is in 
inductive logic, under Professor Royce, and her thesis has for 
its subject, "The Function of the Crucial Experiment." 

We quote one stanza of a poem for the New Year, by Miss 
Mary Wallace Brooks, 1902, which appeared in the Designer for 

Out of shadow into sun 

Move our feet, as, pilgrim-shod, 
We approach, our travel done, 
The all-glorious light of God. 
Friend of wanderers, fainting, worn 

(Thou wast weary — Thou didst mourn ) 
Bless us through the comine vear; 
Make Thy way our journey here. 

January 1, 1906, a son to Mrs. Cornelia Park Knaebel, 1896. 

December 19. 1905, a second daughter, Lester, to Mrs. Fannie 
Carpenter Parker, formerly of 1897. 

January 19, 1906, a son, Christopher Morrison, to Mrs. Claire 
Morrison Case, 1902. 

At Putnam, Connecticut, December 16. 1905, a son, Leon 
Townley Wilson, Jr., to Mrs. Lelia Morse Wilson, 1903 


In Denver, Colorado, January 5, 1906, B. F. Harrington, 
father of Miss Helen Harrington. '1902. 

January 14, IO o6, Mrs Mary Traversie Patterson, 1889. 



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It is to be hoped that the exhibition of pictures by Mr. Jo- 
seph Sindon Smith now in the gallery of the Art Building will 
be seen by every one in the College. Not only have the pic- 
tures great archa?ological interest, but they are artistically a 
high achievement. 

They are in no sense imitations but wonderful representa- 
tions, giving one a sense of absolute reality — and they are 
painted with such sympathy and true understanding, that 
thev lend a new interest to the works of art which they repre- 

The collection is of varied interest including as it does Egyp- 
tian, Japanese and Spanish subjects, together with copies of 
well known Italian paintings. 

It should be of interest to all members of the College to learn 
that an exhibition of paintings by Mr. Charles II. Woodbury, 
of the Art Department, is now being held at Kimball's. ^ i 
Beacon street, and will be open through February third 

The Seventy-third Annual Exhibition of the Boston Art 
Club, consisting of paintings in oil, and sculpture, will be open 
until February third, on Dartmouth street, corner of Newbury 

Tickets may be found on the Art Bulletin Board for the ex- 
hibition, at the Saint Botolph Club, of landscapes by J. Frank- 
Currier, which will be open from January twenty-seventh 
until Februarv seventeenth. 


On Mondav evening, January 22, 1906, a very enjoyable 
concert was given in Billings Hall by Miss Hurd, pianist, Mr. 
Bertram Currier, 'cellist, and Mr. Frank Currier, violinist. 
The program was as follows : 
Piano, Violin and 'Cello: 

Trio in C minor. Op. 1 , No. 3 Beethoven 

Allegro con brio. 
Andante cantabile con variazioni. 

Finale: prestissimo. 

Meditation from "Thais" Massenet 

Allegro appassionato Saint Saens 

" Ein Traum " Olga Brandenburg 

Violin : 

Legende Wieniowski 

Mazurka di Concert Musin 

Les Adieux Sarasate 

Piano, Violin and 'Cello: 

Second movement from Trio, ( )p 15 Smetana 

Alternative I. 
Alternative II. 

Mr. Frank Currier's technique was excellent. He played 
the difficult pizzicato passages in the "Mazurka di Concert" 
with great ease and brilliancy. His tone in the "Legende" 
was full and beautiful. The numbers were familiar, and the 
audience showed their appreciation by calling for several en- 

Mr. Bertram Currier played the "Meditation" and "Ein 
Traum" with much feeling. The Allegro Appassionato was 
difficult and was well rendered. 

Miss Hurd. as usual, rendered her part of the difficult se- 
lections with great brilliancy and precision She was also a 
very sympathetic accompanist for the violin and 'cello numbers. 


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January 29. Mr. Robert A. Woods of South End House. 
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February 5. Mr. Harry Lloyd. Subject, "John Burns and 
the English Labor Movement." 

February 19. Mr. John Graham Brooks. Subject, "An 
Experiment in Social Investigation." 

March 5. Mr. James Duncan, Secretary of the Granite Cut- 
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tion of Labor. Subject, "The Rise of a Great Labor Union." 

March iq. Mr. Henry Sterling, Secretary of the Boston Ty- 
pographical Union. Subject, "The Eight-hour Day." 

April 2. Joint Discussion by Mr. Henry Abrahams, Secre- 
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